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Biography Steven Izenour The intricate maze under the low ceiling never connects with outside light or outside space.


Together with his wife and partner, Denise Scott Brown, he helped to shape the way that architects, planners and students experience and think about architecture and the American built environment. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

The iconography and mixed media of roadside commercial architecture will point the way, if we will look. Want to Read saving…. Indeed, I showed an illustration to my husband, and when he read the paragraph he said, “Well, that’s really stating the obvious, isn’t it?

The book’s ideas are unquestionably dated, but its relevance and revolutionary value should not be taken for granted. Virtually all architecture before the Modern Movement used decoration to convey meaning, often profound but sometimes simply perfunctory, such as the signage on medieval shop fronts.

His symbolical relativism more or less diminishes every formal masterpiece venutri constructed, and he praises Las Vegas aprendiendp being the ideal architectural environment for efficiently accommodating urban automobile culture.

Lists with This Book. The combination of darkness and enclosure of the gambling room and its subspaces makes for privacy, protection, concentration, veenturi control. In substituting “articulation” for decoration, it has become a duck. Illuminated baldacchini, more than in all Rome, hover over tables in the limitless shadowy restaurant at the Sahara Hotel” Post Modernist approach to symbols Nov 05, Fred rated it liked it.

Jun 07, Claudia rated it did not like it Shelves: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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Learning from Las Vegas: The Forgotten Symbolism of Architectural Form

Naked children have never played in our fountains, and I. The best thing about this book are the old photos of the now “Old” Las Vegas Strip. No trivia or quizzes yet. I had to read this book for a theory class and, while I’m not familiar with architecture, it was a well-written book full of interesting theories.

An excellent interpretive jumpstart for the scores of urban-vetted visiting LA who say, I just don’t get it. It’s importance, of course, is not in what it says about Vegas but in what it says about a way of thinking about architecture and what is valid subject matter for architectural analysis.

It’s a rather bold, almost crass statement about the askew focus of Modern architecture. Venturi was awarded the Pritzker Prize in Architecture in ; the prize was awarded to him alone despite a request to include his equal partner Denise Scott Brown.

The new paperback edition has a smaller format, fewer pictures, and a considerably lower price than the original. It seems to me that he was merely attempting to show people how to reevaluate ugliness with a sympathetic eye.

La primera parte muy bien, la segunda no tanto.

Learning from Las Vegas: The Forgotten Symbolism of Architectural Form by Robert Venturi

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And law of my disappointment may come from familiarity with many of the authors’ basic arguments–they’re not new to me, which isn’t really this book’s fault then again, I did not ha I was disappointed.

This revision includes the full texts of Part I of the original, on the Las Vegas strip, and Part II, “Ugly and Ordinary Architecture, or aprendiehdo Decorated Shed,” a generalization from the findings of the first part on symbolism in architecture and the iconography of urban sprawl.

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Jul 05, Em “Reacher” rated it really liked it Shelves: One loses track of where one is and when it is. Historically significant I was told. Space is enclosed but limitless, because its edges are dark. There are an added preface by Scott Brown and a bibliography of writings by the members of Venturi and Rauch and about the firm’s work.


The original large-format edition was designed by Muriel Cooper for MIT Press and became a design icon in its own right after it fell out of print.

Apr 29, Dan rated it really liked it Shelves: Each medium has its day, and the rhetorical environmental statements of our time-civic, commercial,or residential-will come from media more purely symbolic, perhaps less static and more adaptable to the scale of our environment. The research group studied various aspects of the city, including the commercial vernacular, lighting, patterns, styles, and symbolism in the architecture. Pages to import images to Wikidata Interlanguage link template link number.

In contrast, the “decorated shed” relies on imagery and sign. The result was a critique of Modern architecture, demonstrated most famously in the comparison between the “duck” and “decorated shed. Venturi lives in Philadelphia with Denise Scott Brown. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

That following fall, the two created a research studio for graduate students at Yale School of Art and Architecture. Jul 26, Vadim Ermakov rated it did not like it. A vegaa primary text that any student of architecture should immediately read, it will inform you and set you on a path of learning at the highest level. This book is part of the reason why. Return to Book Page. Learning from Las Vegas: The final part of the first edition, on the architectural work of the firm Venturi and Rauch, is not included in the revision.

Time is limitless, because the light of noon and midnight are exactly the same.